Zakk Wylde


Zachary Phillip "Zakk" Wylde, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. He was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zakk Wylde.


1967 Birth Born on January 14, 1967.


1985 18 Years Old Wielandt grew up in Jackson, New Jersey, and went to Jackson Memorial High School, where he graduated in 1985. … Read More


1987 20 Years Old Wylde played locally with his first band Stone Henge, then later with local Jersey band Zyris. Later, he landed the role as lead guitarist and co-writer for Ozzy Osbourne. He sent Osbourne a demo tape in 1987 and was hired to replace Jake E. Lee, who replaced Brad Gillis, who replaced the deceased Randy Rhoads. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Wylde auditioned for Guns N' Roses.


2000 33 Years Old For a time in the mid-2000's he contributed a monthly column entitled "Brew-tality" for a guitar magazine, discussing his techniques and equipment, as well as transcribing riffs and solo sections.
2004 37 Years Old After auditions in 2004/2005, Ozzy Osbourne announced Wylde as the official guitarist for his album, Black Rain, which was released in 2007. … Read More
2006 39 Years Old Black Label Society headlined the second stage at the 2006 Ozzfest, with Wylde playing double duty with Ozzy on certain dates. … Read More


2011 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Wylde also played a guitar solo on Black Veil Brides' cover of Kiss' "Unholy," on the 2011 EP Rebels.
2015 48 Years Old At the 2015 NAMM Show, Wylde announced his new company called Wylde Audio and provided a preview of his new line of custom guitars and amplifiers. … Read More
2016 49 Years Old Wylde, along with Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tosin Abasi, was featured on the Generation Axe tour in April and May 2016.
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